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Quarterfinals: Rutter vs. Ogas/Legler vs. Pawlowicz - August 18

Sixteen of the game show world's brightest stars were summoned to the battlefield of Grand Slam. Over the last two weeks, eight were eliminated, leaving only the elite eight of Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter, Ogi Ogas, David Legler, Phyllis Harris, Michelle Kitt, John Carpenter and Leszek Pawlowicz to face each other in the quarterfinal round. Tonight, it's #1 Brad Rutter vs. #9 Ogi Ogas and #5 David Legler and #13 quiz-killer Leszek Pawlowicz.

But first, Rutter vs. Ogas. Let's meet the players...

BRAD RUTTER VS OGI OGAS
29 Age 36
Aspiring game show host Occupation graduate student (neuroscience)
Los Angeles Hometown Waltham, MA
Jeopardy!: won the 2000 TOC, the Million Dollar Masters, and the UTOC, taking home over $3.2 million Claim to fame Millionaire: won $500,000 last season
Def. #16 Amy Kelly Ticket to the quarterfinals Def. #8 Nancy Christy

Okay, an explanation of the rules...

Round 1: General knowledge questions.

Round 2: Numbers and logic.

Round 3: Words and letters.

Round 4: Mixed bag.

Players are each given one minute of the questioner's time. Correct answers will stop the clock; wrong ones will keep the clock going until they give a correct answer or they use one of three switches given to them for the entire match. A switch passes the question to their opponent. The player who runs out of time first loses the round, and the winner keeps the time remaining on his or her clock to use in the final round. Player who runs out of time in that round first is out of the tournament.

Round 1 begins... NOW.

  Where are the headquarters of the Boeing Company?
OGI: Seattle (Chicago)

What Babylonian king is associated with the legal principle "an eye for an eye?"
OGI: Hammurabi. CORRECT
:50.04

Mammoth Cave National Park is located in what US state?
BRAD: Wyoming (Kentucky).

What Greek physician is credited with founding the study of medicine?
BRAD: Asclepius (Hippocrates).

What Martin Scorsese film chronicles the story of Mafia informant Henry Hill?
BRAD: Goodfellas. CORRECT
:44.57

What two characters are described in a William Shakespeare play as being "star-crossed lovers"?
OGI: Romeo & Juliet. CORRECT
:44.08
The Latin adage "Cogito ergo sum" was coined by what French philosopher?
BRAD: Descartes. CORRECT
:39.25
What color of M&M was unavailable for much of the 1970s and 80s due to worries over a food coloring product?
OGI: Green (Red).

What is the first and last name of Henry the Eighth's widow?
OGI: Catherine Parr. CORRECT
:32.23

What planet is eighth farthest from the Sun?
BRAD: Uranus (Neptune)

In 2006, what former senator was appointed to lead a steroid investigation for Major League Baseball?
BRAD: Mitchell. CORRECT
:29.04

From what university did the three founders of the humor magazine National Lampoon graduate?
OGI: Harvard. CORRECT
:26.96
What pastor has sold over 25 million copies of his book "The Purpose Driven Life"?
BRAD: Rick Warren. CORRECT
:24.07
What do the letters in the military TV series "JAG" stand for?
OGI: Pass. (Judge Advocate General)

In his 2002 State of the Union speech, President Bush called Iran, Iraq, and what other country an "axis of evil"?
OGI: North Korea. CORRECT
:12.80

In what film did "Dirty Harry" Callahan first utter the words "Go ahead, make my day"?
BRAD: "Sudden Impact". CORRECT.
:18.63
In May of 2000, Angelina Jolie married which former co-star in a quickie Las Vegas ceremony?
OGI: Pass. (Billy Bob Thornton)

The very first music video played on MTV was a song by what British band?
OGI: Buggles. CORRECT
TIME!

The round and the 18.63 seconds go to Brad. All six switches are still in play.

Another minute on the clock for both sides as we prepare for the numbers round. Round 2 begins... NOW.

What is one-seventh of 224?
SWITCH!
:56.12
OGI: 32. CORRECT
:58.87
What is 5.4 + 6.7?
BRAD: 12.3. (12.1)

Solve for x: 20 + 44 = x - 22
BRAD: 42 (86)

The abbreviation for "master of ceremonies," when used as a Roman numeral, converts to what standard number?
BRAD: 1100. CORRECT
:38.44

What is 52 - 26 - 13?
OGI: 13. CORRECT
:54:88
If it is 7:00pm in Los Angeles, what time is it in New York City?
BRAD: 10pm. Correct
:33.54
What is the dollar value of 7 quarters and 3 dimes?
OGI: $2.05. CORRECT
:49.41
If x is greater than y, and y is less than z; do we know that x is greater than z?
BRAD: Yes. (No.)

What is the greatest number of 150-pound men that can ride an elevator with a maximum load of 1000 pounds?
BRAD: Seven (Six)

Two lines that are in the same plane and ever cross are what kind of lines?
BRAD: Perpendic... Parallel. CORRECT
:13.71

If the New York Times implements a 6 percent price increase on its $3.50 Sunday paper, what is the new price?
SWITCH!
:43.31
SWITCH!
:13.05
SWITCH!
:42.54
BRAD: Pass. ($3.71)

How many days is 1 week - 72 hours?
BRAD: 3 (4)

What is 7.5 - 3.9?
BRAD: 3.6. CORRECT
:02.29

Solve for x: 3x + 10 = 2x + 50
OGI: 40. CORRECT.
:39.08
A building measuring 262 yards tall is how many feet high?
TIME! Correct: 786.
 

Ogi gets the numbers for 39.08 seconds, giving him a 21 second advantage. Both players have a switch.

Time to play with letters. Round 3... begins now.

  The name of what US state capital is an anagram of TARMAC NOSE?
OGI: Sacramento. CORRECT
:55.65
Separate the first and last names of a famous inventor in FROUBLTERTON
BRAD: Pass (Robert Fulton)

What Greek goddess is hidden in DID ANNALISA THEN ACTUALLY GO?
BRAD: Lygo? (Athena)

How many total consonants appear in the word DESTITUTE?
BRAD: Five. CORRECT.
:39.82

DUST - - - - - SLOPE
OGI: Pass. (Bunny)

Adding what letter to "dove" changes its meaning to "a large mass of people moving as a body"?
OGI: Drove (R)

Add letters to G-N-AG- to get the name of what university located in Spokane, WA?
OGI: Pass (Gonzaga)

Spell "tarantula."
OGI: T-A-R-A-N-T-U-L-A. CORRECT
:31.30

Separate the two African countries in TCHOAGDO.
BRAD: Chad and Togo. CORRECT
:33.66
What US state is hidden in IT'S YODEL AWARENESS MONTH!?
OGI: Delaware. CORRECT
:27.39
Add letters to -ME-I-A'- -EX- -OP --DEL to get the name of a popular reality show.
BRAD: "America's Next Top Model". CORRECT
:27.33
What "P" is the name for the groove in your upper lip that runs up to your nose?
OGI: Pass (Philtrum)

PORTER - - - - - LIGHTS
OGI: House. CORRECT
:18.20

Separate the last names of the American explorers in SCILWAERLK.
BRAD: Lewis and Clark. CORRECT
:22.95
What astronaut's name is an anagram of DRY ALLIES?
OGI: Pass (Sally Ride)

In the abbrieviation of the Arab political group "PLO", the letter "L" stands for what word?
OGI: Liberation. CORRECT
:07.12

Spell "daffodil".
BRAD: D-A-F-F-O-D-I-L
Add letters to -A-A-U to get the name of what palatial setting in Coleridge's poem Kubla Khan?
OGI: Xanadu. CORRECT
:00.26
Separate the names of two show business periodicals in BVIALRLBIOEATRYD.
BRAD: Variety and Billboard. CORRECT
:14.20
What Pulitzer Prize winner's name is an anagram of BURN DRAMA MEDAL?
TIME! Correct: Bernard Malamud

Brad tacks on another 14.20 seconds to close the gap to 1:32.83 against Ogi's 1:39.08.

Now we go to the final round. Each player is allocated another switch for two switches each. Use it wisely.

Round 4... begins NOW.

What opera star's name means "peaceful Sunday" in Spanish?
BRAD: Pass. (Placido Domingo)

What is 74.7 - 28.8?
BRAD: Pass. (45.9)

What African great lake is surrounded by Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda?
BRAD: Lake Victoria. CORRECT
1:17.95

What late Russian leader's name is an anagram of SIT IN SOBERLY?
OGI: Pass. (Boris Yeltsin)

What is the capital of Washington state?
OGI: Olympia. CORRECT.
1:27.40

In Braille, what letter of the alphabet is represented by only one dot?
SWITCH!
1:
12.34
OGI: A. CORRECT.
1:26.09
Add letters to -P-R--IT- to get the name of what Greek mythological character.
BRAD: Aphrodite. CORRECT
1:07.16
What is the highest number under 200 that is a perfect square?
SWITCH!
1:
22.22
BRAD: Pass (196)

In the US Army, what rank comes immediately below major?
BRAD: Lieutenant Colonel. (Captain)

In fall 2007, NBC will debut a remake of what 1970s television series that starred Lindsay Wagner?
BRAD: "Bionic Woman". CORRECT.
:51.41

What 20th century artist was married to painter Frida Kahlo?
OGI: Diego Rivera. CORRECT
1:16.84
Which of these numbers is not evenly divisible by 13? 26, 52, 97, 117
BRAD: 117 (92)

Add letters to -----ROY to get what type of fabric?
BRAD: Corduroy. CORRECT
:42.41

What philosopher wrote the line "Hell is other people"?
OGI: Sartre. CORRECT
1:11.96
What great world leader is an anagram of MARCH GREAT HATTER?
BRAD: Pass. (Margaret Thatcher)

What is 19.65 - 18.72?
BRAD: Pass. (0.93)

In Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven", what word does the raven constantly repeat?
BRAD: Nevermore. CORRECT
:25.34

Which George W. Bush administration member performs in a band named "Beats Workin'"?
OGI: Pass (Tony Snow).

Spell "squalor".
OGI: S-Q-U-A-L-O-R. CORRECT
1:01.03

Who is the only woman of African American descent to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress?
BRAD: Halle Berry. CORRECT
:19.09
DRAW - - - - - - CHEESE
SWITCH!
:57.62
BRAD: String. CORRECT
:18.12
Which movie had a larger US opening weekend at the box office: "Spider-Man 3" or "Shrek the Third"?
OGI: "Spider-Man 3". CORRECT
:50.60
What is one-fourth of 976?
BRAD: Angelina Jolie (Madonna)

SWITCH!
:15.24
OGI: Pass (244)

Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash was the subject of what 2001 film?
OGI: A Beautiful Mind. CORRECT
:39.11

What "E" is the middle name of former President Jimmy Carter?
BRAD: Earl. CORRECT
:11.20
What Greek character is condemned to spend eternity pushing a boulder repeatedly up a hill?
OGI: Sisyphus. CORRECT
:33.57
In dictionaries, the phonetic symbol for a schwa is indicated by what letter rotated upside down?
BRAD: E. CORRECT
:06.13
Spell "proctor".
OGI: P-R-O-C-T-O-R. CORRECT
:29.78
What actor portrayed Lex Luthor in the 2006 film "Superman Returns"?
BRAD: Kevin Spacey. CORRECT
:02.27
What is one-third of 1002?
OGI: Pass (334)

What hit off-Broadway musical featured a man-eating plant named "Audrey II"?
OGI: Little Shop of Horrors. CORRECT
:16.82

Separate the state from its capital in JEMFISFESROSUONCIRTIY.
TIME! Correct: Jefferson City, Missouri.
 

Ogi Ogas just upset the top seed! And he has no problem showing how excited he is. He'll move on to face one of these two titans.... David Legler or Leszek Pawlowicz.

DAVID LEGLER VS LESZEK PAWLOWICZ
36 Age 49
Finance manager Occupation Independent computer consultant
Blue Springs, MO Hometown Flagstaff, AZ
Twenty-One: won $1.765 million Claim to fame Being the "Michael Jordan" of game shows, having won $194,000 lifetime total
Def. #12 Frank Spangenberg Ticket to the quarterfinals Def. #3 Ed Toutant

Boards are set. Clocks are in place. Players are ready. Round 1 begins... NOW.

  In May of 2006, what politician won re-election as the mayor of New Orleans?
LESZEK: Ray Nagin. CORRECT
:54.79
The 38th parallel is most associated with what military conflict?
DAVID: The Vietnam War (The Korean War)

What artist directed the movies "Chelsea Girls", "Blue Movie", and "Eat" in the 1960s?
DAVID: Andy Warhol. CORRECT.
:48.53

What reality TV show's first winner was a businessman named Bill Rancic?
LESZEK: Pass (The Apprentice)

What famous American's only son was named "Edsel"?
LESZEK: Henry Ford. CORRECT
:43.89

How many James Bond movies did Pierce Brosnan star in as 007?
DAVID: Four. CORRECT
:42.95
What 90s ban took its name from an outdoor sculpture in Seattle?
LESZEK: Nirvana. (Soundgarden).

TV personality Cesar Millan is known by what moniker?
LESZEK: The Dog Whisperer. CORRECT
:32.96

Rattlesnake, Kelleys, and South Pass are all islands on what Great Lake?
DAVID: Michigan (Erie)

the 1997 movie "Jackie Brown" is an adaptation of what Elmore Leonard novel?
DAVID: Pass (Rum Punch)

What is the name of the sword owned by JRR Tolkien's Middle-earth character, Bilbo Baggins?
DAVID: Sting. CORRECT
:22.26

In the US Army, what is the rank immediately above corporal?
LESZEK: Pass (Sergeant)

What number -one 1996 song inspired a dance craze?
LESZEK: Macarena. CORRECT
:21.71

What part of a person's eye determines its color?
DAVID: Iris. CORRECT
:18.04
What animal is the mascot for the fictional high school football team on NBC's "Friday Night Lights"?
LESZEK: Pass (Panther)

What carotenoid gives tomatoes a red color?
LESZEK: Lycopene. CORRECT
:10.91

In 2007 Halliburton made news when its corporate headquarters relocated to what foreign country?
DAVID: France (United Arab Emirates)

In 2007 Forest Whitaker won an Academy Award for his portrayal of what former world leader?
DAVID: Idi Amin. CORRECT
:03.57

What sport is known as "the sweet science"?
LESZEK: Boxing. CORRECT
:06.34
In 2003, what comedian was posthumously pardoned of a 1964 obscenity conviction?
TIME! Correct: Lenny Bruce
 

Leszek strikes first with six and change on his final clock. Switches are still up for round 2, which starts... NOW.

What is the square root of 225 divided by the square root of 25?
DAVID: 3. CORRECT
:54.23
How many quarters equal $30.00?
LESZEK: 120. CORRECT
:55.64
How many feet are in a fathom?
DAVID: 6. CORRECT
:51.12
What do you get when you cube the number of US senators currently representing Rhode Island?
LESZEK: 8. CORRECT.
:49.45
Solve for x: 5x - 5 = 7x - 19
DAVID: 7. CORRECT.
:45.77
What number is represented by the Roman numeral CXCVI?
LESZE42.4029.05
What 105 3?
DAVID: 35. CORRECT
:40.77
In geometry, a line that touches a circle at only one point, without intersecting, is called what?
LESZEK: Secant (tangent)

What is four-thirds of 27?
LESZEK: 36. CORRECT
:32.22

What is 5% of 150?
DAVID: 7.5. CORRECT
:33.87
What is 43 + 29 - 16?
LESZEK: 46 (56)

If some grogs are bobos, and all bobos are flumps, are any grogs flumps?
LESZEK: False. (Yes)

A newborn is 8 points. If it increases its body weight by 50% every 6 months, how much will it weigh after one year?
LESZEK: 18. CORRECT.
:07.16

Solve this pattern:
2 4 6
1 3 5
5 ? 9
DAVID: 7. CORRECT
:27.13
Which of these numbers is not a multiple of 9? 27, 36, 42, 54
SWITCH!
:03.57
DAVID: 42. CORRECT
:25.38
Solve for x: 12x + 33 = 69.
TIME! Correct: 3.

David takes 25.38 and Leszek licks his wounds after missing a couple of easy ones.

Now we go to the letters. David still has an 18 second and one switch advantage. Round 3 starts... NOW.

  What musical instrument is hidden in WILL ABC CANCEL LOST NEXT YEAR?
LESZEK: Cello. CORRECT
:55.85
In online dating ags, the "W" in the abbreviation "SWF" stands for what?
DAVID: White. CORRECT
:54..25
TOP - - - - - - REPUBLIC
SWITCH!
:52.00
SWITCH!
:
53.53
SWITCH!
:
51.45
SWITCH!
:
52.99
Pass. (banana)

Add letters to A--R--R- to get what mechanism in a camera that regulates light passing through the lens?
LESZEK: Aperture. CORRECT
:42.34

In the Greek alphabet, what letter comes three after rho?
DAVID: Upsilon. CORRECT
:46.13
Spell "alfalfa".
LESZEK: A-L-F-A-F-A (Incorrect)

What 20th century world leader is an anagram of OLD MIRAGE?
LESZEK: Pass (Golda Meir)

What "Q" is a nosy person or busybody?
LESZEK: Pass (quidnunc)

What Canadian city is hidden in DID CAL WIN AN ENDICOTT AWARD?
LESZEK: Pass (Ottawa)

In medicine, what does the "IV" stand for in "IV drip"?
LESZEK: Intravenous. CORRECT
:12.62

Separate the first and last names of a famous nurse in BACRLATORAN.
SWITCH!
:
40.22
LESZEK: Clara Barton. CORRECT
:11.16
What word is formed by every other letter in the word "courtliness"?
DAVID: Pass. (Cuties).

SWORD - - - - GROUND
DAVID: Pass (Play).

What device used for addition is an anagram of A SCUBA?
DAVID: Abacus. CORRECT
:21.54

What is the middle letter of the word "equidistant"?
LESZEK: D (I)

Found on invitations, "RSVP" is an abbreviation of words in what language?
LESZEK: French. CORRECT
TIME!

Leszek completely shut down, as David takes another 21.54 seconds, giving him a total of 1:46.92. Leszek has 1:06.94. Each player gets one switch. Round 4... begins NOW.

In the film "Cast Away," what is the name of the imaginary friend made out of a volleyball?
DAVID: Spalding (Wilson)

How many total vowels are in the word "loquaciousness"?
DAVID: Six (Seven)

In Part 2 of Shakespeare's "Henry VI", a character says, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the" what?
DAVID: Lawyers. CORRECT
1:30.17

What Israeli leader won the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize along with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin?
LESZEK: Sharon (Shimon Peres)

What famous author has published novels under the name "Richard Bachman"?
LESZEK: Stephen King. CORRECT
:55.34

What letter would you add to the phrase "Free will" to get the title of a hit movie?
DAVID: Y. CORRECT
1:25.42
In square feet, what is the area of a rectangle with sides of 14 feet and 13 feet?
LESZEK: 182. CORRECT
:47.65
In casino blackjack, if you have a soft hand, what card must you be holding?
DAVID: Ace. CORRECT
1:20.65
What "F" is a steep-sided sea inlet typically found in glacial regions?
LESZEK: Fjord. CORRECT
:42.91
What is 14 x 7 x 2?
DAVID: 196. CORRECT.
1:13.58
What club was founded on a Spanish island in 1950 by Gerard Blitz?
LESZEK: Pass (Club Med)

What word is used to describe two words fused together, such as "smog"?
LESZEK. Portmanteau. CORRECT
:31.23

The Sharks and Jets did battle in what Leonard Bernstein musical?
DAVID: West Side Story. CORRECT
1:08.72

When typing the Roman numeral MCLXV, which letter is not found on the bottom row of a standard QWERTY keyboard?
LESZEK: C (L)

What Supreme Court Justice wrote the legal opinion in the landmark 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education?
LESZEK: Earl Warren. CORRECT
:14.51

Which of these measurements is longer, 200 inches or 20 feet?
DAVID: 20 feet. CORRECT
1:02.86
What famous street in Memphis, Tennessee is widely regarded as the home of blues music?
LESZEK: Beale Street. CORRECT
:10.59
What is 3 and one-half minus 1 and three-fourths?
DAVID: 1 3/4. CORRECT
:56.39
Add consonants to -I-O-O to get the name of a traditional wide-sleeved Japanese robe.
SWITCH!
:06.15
SWITCH!
:
55.85
LESZEK: Pass (Kimono)

On what date is Flag Day celebrated in the US?
LESZEK: June 14. CORRECT
:01.91

In Roman numerals, Bill Clinton was what number president of the United States?
DAVID: Pass (XLII)

Who replaced Katie Couric as co-host of "Today" on NBC?
DAVID: Meredith Vieira. CORRECT
:44.55

Solve for y: 75 - 6y = 51.
TIME! Correct: 4

Another early underdog is knocked out as David Legler moves on to face Ogi Ogas in the semifinal.

Next time, the quarterfinals continue as Ken Jennings take on Phyllis Harris, while Michelle Kitt takes on John Carpenter in a battle of wits... a battle of nerve... and a battle of the sexes.

 

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